Election Security Expert Says 2016 was ‘Worst Case Scenario’ for Public’s Confidence in Elections, Remains ‘Biggest Challenge’ in 2020
August 4, 2020
An election security expert told Congress that the biggest challenge going into November’s election is not vote security but the public’s confidence in the system. John Gilligan, president and CEO of the Center for Internet Security – an organization that provides election security advice – said Tuesday that when it comes to faith in the voting process, the last presidential election was as bad as it gets.
“I actually think to some extent we saw the worst-case scenario in 2016,” Gilligan told the House Homeland Security subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection & Innovation.